In 2012 Johanna started an initiative called Dance to Your Dreams in Sosua, Dominican Republic through the charitable organization Servant’s Heart. Johanna has had the opportunity to teach movement and dance workshops to underprivileged and disadvantaged children in the community with the emphasis of promoting physical activity, goal setting, fostering creativity and leadership – especially in young women.
In 2013 Johanna took down over 150 leotards, tights, skirts and dance shoes donated by dancers and students in Toronto, as well as as a sizeable donation of leotards by Canadian owned Ainslie Wear for the children to wear in their movement classes. Johanna also led workshops for teachers, in the hopes that the movement workshops can be incorporated as part of their gym curriculum at the Congrejo School.
Please stay tuned as Dance to Your Dreams is evolving.